Midway through the year is the perfect time to reflect on your New Year’s resolutions and to make some additional new goals for yourself. If one of your goals is to glow up in a big way, you may be feeling a little bit behind or uninspired. However, there are many different ways you can invest in yourself to have a true inner and outer transformation for the better. If you are looking for some ideas to ramp up your glow up for 2020, read on for five surefire tips.
1. Fix your smile.
A smile is one of the first things that people notice about you when you meet them. If eyes are the window into your soul, your smile is like a door into your soul, so you want it to sparkle just like you. If you’re self-conscious about any part of your smile, see a dentist or orthodontist for a consultation. You may need a simple whitening procedure, or you may even want to consider braces or another orthodontic treatment if you’re having more issues with your teeth alignment.
The word “braces” may scare you into thinking that you will have a mouth full of metal braces, but nowadays there are far more types of braces. You could get traditional braces, yes, but there are also ceramic braces and Invisalign as options for your orthodontic treatment. If the price for braces is a deterrent, do some research into your dental insurance plan. The total cost may be less than you expect, and there may be other ways to pay or additional insurance plans you qualify for.
2. Start and track healthy habits.
The key to any glow-up is looking and feeling good. To help with both, you should implement some new, healthy habits. Consider some habits that will be good for your overall health, such as taking the stairs instead of the elevator each morning when you go to work, or calling an old friend once a week to catch up. Then, make sure you track them to keep yourself consistent.
3. Consider outside help for weight loss.
If you have tried and tried to lose weight and you feel that 2020 is the year for you to finally do it, the best option for you may be going to a weight loss center for a free consultation. There, doctors can assess your medical history, determine whether you fit into the obesity category or if you are actually a healthy weight and may just need to tone up, and can help set you up with a bariatric surgeon. Bariatric surgeons are the surgeons who perform gastric bypass surgery and other weight-loss surgeries. While the experienced team at a weight loss clinic is there to help you determine a weight loss program and treatment plan, the final decision about surgery is yours to make.
4. Assess mental blocks and seek help if needed.
One thing that may be holding you back from achieving your glow-up goals is your own mind. If you find that you are sabotaging your own happiness, you may want to speak with a therapist (who fits with your insurance health plan) about your mental health. While therapists may come at a higher cost than other methods of controlling stress and anxiety, such as exercise and sleep, they can be much more effective as the first step toward a more mentally healthy you.
5. Reinvest in your other goals for a real inner glow.
As part of any glow-up, one should also reassess their other goals and make sure they invest themselves in them. If you want to make a career change, start networking. If you want to go back to school, start doing some research into programs of interest. Whatever your goals are, you can elevate your already exceptional capabilities by taking the first step toward any of them.